The season opener will be held the next day, Sunday May 12 and is titled Mother’s Day Madness. The Madness being announced is HALF-OFF GRANDSTAND ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE attending the first event of the season. The drivers will be competing for Double Points in all four divisions. “We’re very excited to get the new season underway” says track owner/promoter George Swansbrough. “We have built Shangri-La II to be a family oriented track which has great competition for all to enjoy. What better way for families to shake off the cabin fever of winter than coming out with Mom on her special day.” The discounts do not stop at the grandstand gate. Each wristband is good for $ 2.00 off Grandstand Admission for the Saturday May 25th race as well as discounted food purchases at Pudgies Pizza Restaurants.
The first of three early season practice days was completed on Saturday at the ASA Member Shangri-La II Motorspeedway with several teams taking the opportunity to get out on track and shake down their cars. One team has to be particularly grateful they were there, and that would be the Pudgies Pizza Street Stock Team of Bill Frisbee, Jr. In what ended up being his last run of the afternoon, the right front brake caliper seized causing significant damage to the suspension. Fortunately, everyone kept their cars on the track, and off of the outside concrete wall. The second practice session of the season will be held on Saturday May 11. The gates will open at 3:00 pm with practice beginning at 4:00 and lasting until dark.